Hire Date 1/14/2020 – Andrew is a Texas native from Houston. His favorite thing about Austin? The overall outdoor activity vibe, the constant appeal of new restaurants, and the food scene in general, plus, there are so many different areas to simply hang out. Andrew has been in the automotive business since 2001 and he’s worked his way up through the automotive world where he first started out as a Sales Consultant. When he’s not at work, he’s enjoying dinner (probably at Matt’s El Rancho) with his wife and kids, out mountain biking, or tickling his kids. Andrew’s favorite song is currently “10,000 Hours”, he’s also a huge fan of George Strait and will tell you that Michael Buble puts on a good show at the Bass Concert Hall. Someday, Andrew would like to visit Australia where he’s heard that the people are nice, but his favorite vacations to date have been the annual trips that he makes to JW Marriot with his family. Andrew and his family have two wonderful dogs, a Boxer named Lucy and a French Bulldog named Luna (pictured). FUN FACT: Andrew is super fast and crazy strong–he could probably lift a mountain. He also heals freakishly quicker than most humans!
Hire Date 10/18/2021 – Desirae is an Austinite who loves the food scene here. She enjoys trying new dishes and checking out all of the latest restaurants so she’s grateful that Austin has such a variety of culinary places to go. She also can’t get enough of the live music here, especially when coupled with lovely patio sitting areas and good meals. If she could travel anywhere, Desirae would choose Greece thanks to all of the picturesque images she’s seen of it, and stateside, Desirae is a fan of Colorado. She once went there with her family and her son and they had the best time enjoying all kinds of activities and the wonderful nature. As of 2021, Desirae added a furbaby to the mix, a sweet mini Dachshund named Thunder.
Hire Date 11/12/2018 – Arianna is an Austinite through and through. She grew up watching her dad do automotive paint and body work, and even drag race, too. When she was just 15 she started working on cars and is thankful for her dad’s influence. Arianna previously worked for small independent shops, and now is happy to be at Austin INFINITI where she hopes to study and become an INFINITI Master Technician. When she’s not at work, she loves being with her family, which includes three younger sisters, and doing things like hiking and camping together. Some of her favorite things to do are to be outdoors hiking and kayaking, and Pedernales Falls State Park is one of her favorite places in Central Texas! Arianna also enjoys collecting rocks, crystals, and fossils, and prefers to find them as opposed to buying them. Her boyfriend even gave her a nice rock tumbler so she can polish some of them, which she is eager to try out. Arianna also has a pretty cool pet, Wallace, the Red Eared Slider Turtle, plus a few stray fish, whom he decided to keep as tank mates and not consume instead. (Lucky fish!) Generally, Arianna lives day by day, enjoys the simple things that life has to offer, and down the road of life, she hopes to have her own personal garage.
Hire Date 2/28/2018 – Lilia is originally from Cuba, and came to Texas in December of 1997. She has three big loves in her life; her son Daryll, her daughter Liliette, and her loving mother. If Lilia hopes to travel anywhere soon, she’s definitely going to go back to Cuba to visit her mother. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her kids and her dog, Ary. Lilia truly loves her job here at Austin INFINITI, and enjoys being friends with everyone surrounding her here!
Hire Date coming soon! – David is from Victoria, TX. He moved to Austin in ‘01 and enjoys all of the great bars and restaurants around the downtown area, doing things on or by the lake, and taking in the hill country – it’s all so beautiful!David’s been in the automotive field since 2001 and he had helped his father build cars in his youth. He knew he wanted to be in the automotive industry, and we’re glad he’s here with us! When he’s not working, David spends his time with his wife and kids, especially at his son’s baseball games and his daughter’s ballet recitals. David’s favorite vacation was to Puerto Rico for the gorgeous white sand beaches and the excellent food! He wouldn’t mind taking another trip there in the future, too.David finds time to enjoy a few games on his Playstation, like Ace Combat and Gran Turismo. FUN FACT: When it comes to football, David roots for the Philadelphia Eagles!
Hire Date 5/29/2021 – Rey is from McAllen, Texas. Now in Austin, Rey loves that there is always something to do! You can jump in and out of scenes, while all of them are welcoming. You can go fishing in the morning, check out an artisan market in the evening, and then grab tacos at night! Rey has been around the automotive service industry since 2019. He truly enjoys his position as a Service Consultant because he’s able to work with cars and help people – the best of both worlds! At home, Rey has two crazy (but great) dogs – Luka the golden retriever and Simmi the basset hound.
Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a Bachelor in Food Service Management, she later transitioned to the Automotive industry in 2015 when she was looking for change and growth. Ana believes in treating people the way you want to be treated and uses her positive attitude and sparkly energy to give clients a world-class experience. Ana is bilingual in English and Spanish and is currently teaching her children to be bilingual as well. Ana’s greatest pride was the birth of her first child in July 2016 and the arrival of her twins in December 2018! Two of her favorite Holidays are Halloween and Christmas. Who doesn’t love dressing up in cool costumes and decorating? Every year Ana makes sure she does not miss the trail of lights held in December in Austin, TX. FUN FACT: During a private dinner in Kittery, Maine, Ana served former President, George W Bush. As she poured the wine, she was nervous and overfilled the glasses, but he was so kind that he just laughed.
Sales Consultant Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2021
Sales Consultant Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2021
Hire Date 12/13/2004 – Tony Anthony was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived in Oahu, Hawaii for twelve years, before moving to Austin in 1995. He got his start in the car business in Hawaii and has been professionally serving clients for over three decades. He enjoys anything to do with water and sunsets. Tony’s hobbies include reading, working out, walking, watching sports, practicing martial arts, and shooting pool.
Hire Date 7/20/2020 – Matthew is from Los Angeles, California. In Austin, he loves that there are ample and diverse options when it comes to available foods and restaurants. When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys cruising in his car, listening to Lil Baby, dreaming of meals at the Cheesecake Factory, watching Netflix, playing soccer, and getting in some time for video games on his Xbox. Beside playing soccer himself, Matthew is also a huge fan of pro-soccer. He roots for Barcelona and would love to see them play one day. Japan is also high on his travel list for the awesomely insane car culture out there. While he’s his own hero, if he had ever been given the chance, Matthew would have liked to pick Benjamin Franklin’s brain over a meal! FUN FACT: Matthew’s favorite movie is Friday.
Hire Date 12/20/2009 – Mark Bailey has lived in Texas for a while now but he is a newbie here in the great city of Austin. Something that people might not know about Mark is he is an avid cyclist and he is looking forward to riding the roads here. Considering there are thousands of cyclist on the roads in Austin he will fit right in. GO LANCE! Mark has been in the automotive business for over three decades. He worked for 10 years as a Service Manager and later he went on to be the Fixed Operations Director for Southwest INFINITI in Houston.
Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley was born in Denville, New Jersey. After a couple of years, she moved to Missouri where she spent the majority of her childhood. Finally, in the summer of 2013, Haley moved to Austin, Texas, and has loved it here ever since! She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships, and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing group for CAG! Currently, Haley is going to school to earn her degree in Communications. In her free time, Haley enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with her loved ones, finding fun things to do in the Austin area, shopping, and improving on her singing. Haley’s favorite thing about Austin is how diverse it is; depending on which part of Austin you’re in, you can have a totally different experience! Haley’s hero is undoubtedly her father because of everything he went through as a single dad to make sure she had an amazing life. Haley loves all kinds of music, but her singing inspiration would have to be Ariana Grande because she has the best vocals. Haley even got to see her live in concert in 2019 at the Sweetener World Tour in Dallas and is looking forward to the day when Ariana decides to perform again. FUN FACT: Haley loves everything about the 80s! If she could push the pause button on her life & time travel back to the 80s, she would do it in a heartbeat.
Billing Clerk Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021
Billing Clerk Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021
Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Jacki was born and raised in El Paso, TX. Looking for more adventure and opportunities, she officially began calling Austin home in 2004. Jacki now has 3 sons who keep her life very interesting and extremely busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! In their spare time, they like to hang out with their “giant” Chihuahua mix, Marley (another boy), going to the greenbelt, hitting up music festivals, farmers markets, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. One day Jacki hopes to travel the world.
Hire Date 5/2/2022 – Before moving to Austin, Joseph spent his whole life living in Hawaii and California. While he is new to the area, he is very excited to be in Texas for this next chapter of his life! In his spare time, Joseph enjoys all outdoor activities, discovering and trying new restaurants, going to the movies, and traveling to new places with his longtime girlfriend and their two Pomeranians, Grizzly and Milo! One day, Joseph would love to visit Portugal because he is half Portuguese and is very interested in seeing where his grandparents immigrated from. FUN FACT – Joseph is a huge fan of the Las Vegas Raiders and Golden State Warriors!
Hire Date 6/28/1993 – Jennifer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but it wasn’t long until she moved to the great state of Texas! She moved to the Austin area her freshman year of high school in her glory days where she was an undercover basketball star. She now resides in Pflugerville, Texas with her husband Keith, daughter Briana, son Keanu and her two interesting cats. In her spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with family. She also likes daydreaming about John Travolta, and one day meeting John Bon Jovi. She loves Italian food and hopes to one day travel to Italy. Her favorite aisle at the grocery store is the produce section and she has a love for chili peppers. Her favorite time of year is Autumn. Although Jennifer and her kids attended the same high school, they still think she’s the coolest mom ever. Aside from her curly red hair and an unmistakable laugh, she has other great assets that contribute to making CAG the company it is today.
Hire Date 7/16/2010 – Sean grew up in the great state of Texas in the city of Houston and has had some pit stops in Dallas, Cleveland, and Seattle before finding the paradise known as Austin, TX. He’s been in the business since 2001 and he’s been lucky enough to have worked for INFINITI since 2004. He loves Austin for its great music scene and great food scene, but what he enjoys the most is that you can take a 30 minute road trip and feel like you are nowhere near a big city. What he enjoys the most about Austin INFINITI are the people, especially our wonderful clients.
Sean’s Favorite Book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X “Story of perseverance, struggle, and ultimately overcoming and not allowing anyone to set your ceiling. A man who continued to evolve thru ought ought his lifetime. Powerful story!”
Hire Date 3/27/2019 – Sam was born in Dallas, TX and now calls Austin, TX home. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas and loves being a Texas Longhorn! Sam started with the company as a receptionist in 2019. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt with her rescued pitbull named Kitty. Fun Fact: Sam swam with sharks in the Gansbaai, South Africa – the Great White Shark Capital of the world.
Hire Date 7/8/2019 – Sherry was born in Houston and later spent 21 years out in Big Spring, the “Crossroads of West Texas”. For nearly 30 years she’s been doing title work and accounting. When she’s not working, Sherry likes to spend time with her family, which includes 3 kids, all married, and 7 grandkids. She also likes to play mind games, like puzzles and word puzzles, and watch sports–especially if it’s the Astros, Cowboys, or pro golfers, Tiger and Jason Day. Sherry is also a huge animal person. She currently has Ellie, a Cavachon (a mix of Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Bichon frise). Sherry suspects that Ellie may have more spaniel in her mix, as she’s an extremely playful and energetic little dog!
Hire Date 1/21/1991 – Mark grew up in a motorcycle dealership and raced motorcycles from 1969 to 2004. Just before retiring from the sport, Mark won the 2002 WERA road championships in the clubman division and finished third in the in the 2003 CMRA lightweight superbike expert race. He jocks a Ducati. Mark and wife, Mary, spend time in Yellowstone, Sonoma, and the Grand Canyon.
Hire Date 1/14/2003 – Suzette grew-up in a once little town near Austin, Texas called Dripping Springs. She started working for the Continental Automotive Group at the age of 17 as a receptionist where she met her husband, Andrew Burrow (now, the GM of Austin INFINITI). From receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as a Marketing Consultant for all of CAG! If you can’t get enough of her from the informative videos on the web, then you can often find her at Matt’s El Rancho, her favorite Mexican food restaurant in Austin.
Suzette’s Favorite Book: First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham This was one of the first books I read when I was a new manager. It helped me so much. Only regret is that I didn’t read it sooner.”
Hire Date 7/24/2017 – Born and raised in San Antonio, Lisa arrived in Austin in May 2017. She has a BA in Organizational Communication and Sociology, and when she’s not working, she enjoys being with her three dogs, attending film and music festivals, and spending time with family. Lisa is quite the adrenaline junkie, and someday she plans to run with the bulls in Spain! FUN FACT: Lisa was voted class clown in high school.
Lisa’s Favorite Book: Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod “Top 3 Reasons:
1. “The first hour of your day matters. A lot.” – Elrod
2. I credit this book for kicking a bad “snooze alarm” habit
3. Sage + practical tactics to transform your life, one morning at a time.
Hire Date 11/21/2020 – Emily is from Campbell, California. She loves taking photos, cooking, and could easily eat tacos every single day of the week! Emily’s mom is her hero and she’s thankful that she has shown her how to be strong in every way possible. As a sports fan, Emily cheers for the San Francisco Giants and the Portland Trailblazers. There are a lot of places she’d like to travel with her camera in hand, including Iceland, Thailand, and Greece. At home, Emily enjoys spending time with her two kittens, Willow and Marlon.
Hire Date 2/3/2014 – Originally from Houston, I’ve had the great fortune of living in Austin and working in the automotive industry for the last nine years. Now twenty seven I enjoy biking around town, battling the foot clan, playing music and sampling any new craft brew I can find.
Hire Date 6/14/2021 – Jennifer is an Army brat who originally comes from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has been working with vehicle titles since 2013 and may have gotten into the field by luck, but she can say that she truly loves what she does! Jennifer loves watching movies, listening to 80s rock music while cooking, going out for a good Chinese food buffet, and planning a dream vacation to Hawaii – she can’t wait to work on a really good tan! Her favorite movie is The Labyrinth, favorite song is Still Loving You by Scorpions, and her top band picks are Scorpions, Journey, and Stevie Nicks. Jennifer’s hero is her grandmother. She is the one that everyone goes to for everything and she never judges, but will always tell you the truth. Jennifer loves the way she always finds a way to make those around her feel better, whether it’s emotionally or physically. FUN FACT: Jennifer can’t stand eating alone and prefers the company of others when it comes to delicious meals!
Accounts Payable/Receivable Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020
Accounts Payable/Receivable Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020
Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Ana is originally from California but has been living in Austin since 2007. She has a young daughter who is the light of her life. When she’s off, her and her daughter spend quality time together and enjoy walking along the greenbelt and hiking. Ana loves chocolate and would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she could!
Hire Date 9/2/1997 – Jose is a veteran of the Continental Automotive Group. He grew up in a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, and has lived in Austin for more than 20 years with his wife and three children. Jose’s favorite vacation was when he and his family went to Disney World. Jose enjoys going to church on Sunday, playing volleyball and soccer, and watching the Mexican national team games.
Hire Date 4/12/2021 – Nio is from Houston, and he is a big fan of the energy and the weather in Austin. He’s looking forward to doing whatever he can to help clients make their dreams a reality. Anytime he’s not working, Nio is likely writing and creating music for his artist persona, Nio Sevens. He’s conquered a lot internally over the span of 2020 and is thankful to be able to see himself as his own hero these days. Nio never tires of eating meals like mac & cheese and salmon, listening to Kendrick Lamar, and playing Apex Legends on PS4. He wants to travel to Seattle one day, and believes that the ’08 Phoenix Suns were the best of the best when it comes down to sports teams. Overall, energy is everything to Nio, and he always wants to give out energy at the same level of what he expects in return–reciprocity is mandatory in life.
Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful mane, Ricky. Together they produced two fine daughters who have grown into beautiful loving mothers. Her whole family has a “God and faith-based life.”Wylane’s perfect weekend would be to be a “Biker Babe” and ride to the Grand Canyon. She is in awe of the views and feels totally humbled by the grandness of the canyon. Wylane moved to Austin in 1997, applied to the Continental Automotive Group, and was immediately hired. It has been a perfect fit; she loves life here, and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family. When she retires, she wants a Welsh Corgi and wants to do nothing but needlework and cook for her family.
Hire Date 2/15/2022 – Stephanie is from Miami, Florida, and her favorite thing about the Dallas area would have to be how diverse it is! She loves food, so it’s nice to see such a wide variety of cuisines from so many different cultures. In her free time, she loves all things crafting and DIY like making custom tumblers! The best vacation Stephanie has been on thus far was when she and her husband went to Cancun last year to celebrate both of their birthdays (they are only 10 days apart!). She says it was nice to relax on the beautiful beach and meet so many wonderful people after being locked down for so long due to Covid. Cancun was amazing, but Stephanie would definitely love to visit Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Spain one day! When it comes to sports, Stephanie will always root for her home town’s beloved team, Miami Heat! At home, she has an adorable brindle pit bull mix named Magnus, the biggest, sweetest, 80 pound wannabe lap dog you’ll ever meet! FUN FACT: Stephanie spent her entire childhood living overseas in La Ceiba, Honduras before permanently moving back to the United States for college. Although she wasn’t born there, Honduras watched her grow and will forever be in her heart as her first home.
Hire Date 10/1/2018 – Harrison was born in California and spend time living in Arizona before he made his way to Austin. In his spare time, he enjoys going off-roading and spending time outdoors. Harrison is a recent INFINITI Technician Training Academy program graduate from the Universal Technical Institute.
Hire Date 6/29/1992 – Debbie was born and raised in Texas, and came to Austin in 1984. Debbie has been in the car business since 85′ and is grateful to have been with CAG since 92′. She loves getting to travel around and visit her son, who is a Master Sergeant in the US Airforce. He has been stationed in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Guam, and Korea, so she has had some great trips while visiting him! Debbie enjoys all of the time she gets to spend with her 5 grandkids, and has very happy memories of getting to watch her oldest grandson play baseball and watch him and his teammates grow up together. The one thing she is looking forward to more than anything, even more than her own retirement, is the retirement of her son from the Airforce, so that he can move back home.
Hire Date 11/27/2006 – Mark owned his own general contracting business and worked for Mr. Hardeman and the Continental Automotive Group for many years before becoming a full time employee in November 2006. Mark says that during his time as a contractor he noticed what a wonderful company this was, and he wanted to become a part of the team. Mark has been the Maintenance Director for many years now. Mark plays the keyboard and organ for a Christian rock band at his church, The Journey. Mark has been into music since he was a teenager and also plays the bass guitar, guitar, and drums. Mark’s musical talents have led him play in several bands throughout the years: from rock and roll to country and now Christian rock! Besides his music, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, watching movies, and spending time with his family.
Hire Date 1/18/2012 –Chris moved to Austin 10 years ago to help his parents buy a home for their retirement with the intention of only staying for a year. But in that time, he fell in love with Austin and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. It was the best decision he made for himself. Not long after he met a beautiful Texas girl and her amazing little boy. They got married about a year later and now he proudly calls her his wife and blessed to call him his son. He is a huge car enthusiast and enjoys spending his free time either at COTA watching races with his dad, sponsoring local car events or helping with some great local charity organizations like CC4C with his car clubs. Or simply enjoying an Austin evening with friends and family around the BBQ. He has been in the car business for 20 years and feels blessed to call Austin INFINITI my home for almost 10 years now.
Hire Date 11/16/2020 – Yvonne is a born and raised Austinite. She loves traveling and has been to nearly half of the US for comic cons and plain fun! She visits NYC every year to visit friends and check out more areas around the city that she didn’t see the time before. Apart from getting to see the rest of the United States, Yvonne would also like to visit Japan and experience the culture there. Yvonne is a big fan of the original Pink Power Ranger and Wonder Woman for how they express girl power and positivity – true heroes. She spends her free time watching WWE, comedy and horror films, enjoying a bowl of fresh fruit with lemon lime salt or a great meal at Red Lobster, and hanging out with her two chihuahuas – Rudy and Bronx. FUN FACT: Yvonne is a true comic con aficionado. She has worked alongside talent agents and celebrities at these events including various members from Power Rangers, Wrestlers, Star Trek, Star Wars, voice actors, and many more!
Hire Date 6/10/2021 – Jonathan is an Austinite who enjoys kicking it with Simba, his Shar Pei/lab mix. His favorite place to get a meal in Austin is hands-down, Sway, a Thai restaurant that should definitely be on your list to check out if you haven’t tried it yet. Most of the traveling that Jonathan’s done has been to see family, however he really enjoyed a trip to Colorado Springs where he vacationed for the sake of taking a vacation. One day, he hopes to add Los Angeles and New York to the list, with the main motivation being art – per movies and museums! In his free time, Jonathan likes to play video games on his PC and Xbox, and his favorite movie is Mad Max Fury Road.
Hire Date 3/1/2013 – Maurice moved to Austin from Jackson, MS in 2002. He enjoys playing and watching sports. He played college ball at Mary Holmes Jr. College. After college he went on to work for the State of Mississippi in the Secretary of State office, as well as the Governor’s office for over 8 years. He then decided to go into the car business at the age of 27 and has remained thus far. In his free time he enjoys a good movie, like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Coming to America”. His greatest moment in life was the birth of his only child, Maurice Jr.
Hire Date 5/30/2013 – Although Bobby was not born here in Austin, he’s lived here most of his life and feels like a true Austinite. After graduating high school, Bobby served in the U.S. Navy as a gunners mate, then received his degree in Automotive Technology from Texas State Technical College in Waco. Upon graduation, Bobby moved back to Austin where he has been working in the automotive industry since 1993. Not only does Bobby love cars but he also loves his family time with wife Erin and two very energetic little boys. They enjoy exploring the outdoors. One of Bobby’s most exciting and memorable adventures was an Alaskan caribou hunt a few years back. If he could change anything about his life, he would definitely spend more quality time with family.
Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Josh is from Kingman, Arizona, and proudly roots for the Arizona Coyotes. If Josh’s not doing graphic design projects on the side for fun, you can likely spot him at a hockey game, hiking, listening to podcasts, or testing out a new camera lens. While he doesn’t play any video games, he’ll admit that Flappy Bird was boss. Josh enjoys long walks to the kitchen to happily devour pasta dinners, seafood, and sushi. His favorite song is anything and everything that’s sung by Niall Horan. FUN FACT: Josh grew up in Calgary, Canada. Don’t be alarmed if you happen to hear him drop an “eh” every once in a while!
Josh’s Favorite Book: And The Good News Is… by Dana Perino “I picked up this book in high school, and it transformed how I viewed pursuing my professional career. Before I had finished the book, I had already accepted my dream position at the time which indirectly jumpstarted a career in freelance graphic design work that paid for most of my college tuition for the next 5 years. Those opportunities all sprouted from “And The Good News Is” giving me the confidence to say ‘yes’ to a rather scary job offer at such a young age.”
Hire Date 1/15/2020 – Allan is from Wichita, Kansas and has been in the automotive world since 2002. When he’s not at work, Allan loves to spend time with his wife and their kids. He enjoys grabbing a bite to eat in Way South Austin and the food and the people of Austin are his two favorite things about the city. Allan enjoys live music shows and lucky for him, while at the Broken Spoke to see Weldon Henson some years ago, he met his wife! Allan’s favorite movie is Star Wars, he roots for the KC Chiefs, and he has a sweet Labradoodle named Tex. If he could travel anywhere, he’d go back to Hawaii–where he and his wife had their honeymoon.
Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Alison is from Lockhart, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 1977. She originally got into the business because she thought it would be interesting–here we are now, still interested in the automotive world! When she’s not working, Alison enjoys hanging out with her kids and grandkids, cooking, gardening, working out, walking the neighborhood, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Zoe. In Austin, Alison loves that everybody is friendly and that the city is beautiful with plenty to do. Her hero is her Pastor: Pastor Randy Phillips, because he is simply “a good man and an awesome Pastor.” Alison roots for the Texas Aggies and someday she’d like to soak up the beauty of Costa Rica.
Hire Date 10/1/2019 – Joseph was born and raised here in Austin. He loves that there is a variety of things to do and that there’s something here for everyone. In his free time, Joseph likes to go trail running through the greenbelts like Barton Creek and play drums per metal and math rock genres. One day, Joseph would like to travel the world starting with the Swiss Alps! Joseph has big dreams and he has a plan to achieve them. He would like to become a successful investor–successful enough to become a philanthropist, to be exact.
Hire Date 8/3/2020 – Ethan is an Austinite who’s been in the automotive service world since 2018. The best thing about Austin in his eyes is that everyone is weird in their own way. Ethan enjoys spending his free time working on his friend’s car and going to the skatepark. He has a PS4, but it’s mostly used for Hulu and Netflix these days. Ethan listens to a lot of music with bands like Korn, Asking Alexandria, Lil Peep, and Xavier Wulf being at the top of his list currently. He’s been to New York and someday, would like to go to Scotland–maybe even live there at some point–as he loves the accent and the beautiful scenery. Ethan roots for Texas Tech when it comes to college football and at home, he has two cats, Dandy and Angle, and a great dane named Koda.
Hire Date 12/7/2020 – Aline (ah-leen-E) was born in Boston and raised in Austin. This is her first time in the automotive industry and she’s happy to be learning and getting to have a first hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside of work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with dogs & Loki, her African pygmy hedgehog. Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from The North Italia, and speaking of food – Italy is one place at the top of her travel list thanks to the divine dishes available there. Second on her travel list is Greece, to live out her Mamma Mia fantasies! Around Austin, Aline’s favorite thing is the people. She loves that everyone here has a true love for Austin and keeping it weird. Her greatest inspiration is her brother, Lucas! Lucas stepped up when he was 18 years old and Aline was just 7. Lucas did all he could to take care of her and she is thankful for the great strength and selflessness shown as he put his life aside to help her.
Aline’s Favorite Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz “This is my favorite book because it’s really changed my perspective in life and relationships. I apply it these agreements everyday and since then have become a better version of myself. It’s extremely helpful for personal growth and learning to relieve yourself from negativity in your life.”
Hire Date 9/12/2002 – I wish I could make this up: Bob was one of four back-up punters on the 1984 OU football team. I could make this up: He was born in Arlington, Virginia; He has a wife and son; His favorite movie is Gladiator; He loves “doing anything after 5:30.” Bob has beautiful and pearly white teeth.
Client Relations Specialist Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019
Client Relations Specialist Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019
Hire Date 2/3/2014 – John was born in Chicago, and was lucky enough to get to move to Austin; he’s lived here for over 19 years. His favorite food is anything Italian and he loves to cook. We’re all hoping he will invite us over for lasagna in the near future! John’s previous job was a television news photographer and he loves watching Independent films. He has traveled to Germany and France and in the future, he would like to travel to Italy and the Czech Republic. John prides himself on being a natural “data-gatherer” and is excited to be part of the Austin INFINITI family.
Hire Date 2/19/2007 – Ulises nacio en Mexico, Mexico. He has been in the Austin area for over twenty years and has three kids. His interests include volleyball, futbol, and time outside. For vacation, he almost always goes to the beach, and Cancun is one of his favorite destinations.
Hire Date 5/26/2016 – Cassandra started out as a receptionist for the company but always had one eye on the Marketing department. She has always loved to be creative and enjoyed showcasing her talents in drawing, sketching, and designing. When given the opportunity, she would volunteer for anything involving Macho Marketing to get her name out there. After two years of working for CAG, a position in the Marketing department opened up. They hired her on as a graphic designer and she has been living the dream ever since!
Hire Date 5/19/2017 – PJ is a family guy looking to make a bright future for his two sons. He and his wife have been married for 12 years. He’s lived in Austin for about 20 years, and likes that the city is the melting pot of Texas, with people of different creeds, beliefs, and ethnicities. His favorite pastimes are photography, drawing, painting, and playing guitar.
Hire Date 7/8/2011 – Alex Garcia loves soccer! However, he has had to stop playing ever since May 2011. During one of his games he badly injured his tailbone and he wife said that he’s not young anymore and he needs to stop playing. He’s been playing for 30 years! Alex has three children: a son of 16yrs that tried 3 different sports and then found his calling as an XBOX player, a daughter of 13 yrs who is a kickstar, and a 10 year-old daughter who loves to play with their puppy MAX, who is a mix between a German Shephard, Weiner, and Bull Dog.
Hire Date 8/17/2020 – Myra is from McAllen, Texas. She has been in the automotive world for nearly ten years and started off working at the DMV. Anytime she’s not working, you can find Myra painting, listening to music, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, spending time outdoors, planning her dream vacation to Hawaii/or any island, and hanging out with her fiancé and their dogs–3 chihuahuas and 1 pitbull. (Myra also became the grandma to three chihuahua puppies in 2021!) Myra’s grandmother is her hero and she is thankful to have a very close relationship wit her. As of 2021, Myra is excited to welcome her first child soon and is looking forward to motherhood.
Hire Date 8/29/2016 – Dustin was born in San Antonio and lived in Pflugerville and Boerne growing up. He moved to Austin in 2016. In his spare time, he likes playing challenging or competitive video games and puzzles, and watching TV series online with his friends. He likes to tell people that his favorite movie is Spiderman 3, mainly because of the reaction it gets from his friend and fellow IT person, Walker. His favorite grocery aisle is… not. It’s Amazon Prime. One day, he would like to visit Germany and the Netherlands to enjoy the scenery.
Office Manager Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019
Office Manager Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019
Hire Date 7/6/2015 – Chelsea is a breakfast loving lady from Childress, Texas. Seriously, anything breakfast related, and you’re good in her book! Chelsea has been in the automotive industry since 2015 and got her footings right here with CAG. Having previously worked in retail, she knew she wanted something fast paced and she’s continually grateful that she found and fell in love with CAG. When she’s not working, Chelsea loves to take her two rescue pups (Bandit a long haired Dachshund and Bear the Yorkie) out hiking, enjoying a good cup of tea while soaking up the sun, getting crafty, going fishing, and watching fishing shows like River Monsters and Deadliest Catch. If she could travel anywhere, she would like to visit the Cape Town area of South Africa. A sucker for great scenery, Chelsea’d love to explore all over from safaris to wine country to beautiful beaches. In Austin, Chelsea could rave about so many things, but her favorite has to be that even while the city is forever expanding, it still has an easy-going, small town vibe–plus, great coffee and food! Inspired most by her Marine-Medal-of-Honor grandpa–lovingly dubbed, Papaw Thomas–she’s taken one of his sayings to heart: “Don’t be anyone’s dancin’ chicken,” meaning to only make decisions that feel right and true to you. If she could have dinner with anyone, Chelsea would choose Nicole Lapin, her favorite author. All of Lapin’s books are about empowering women to take control of their life, wealth, and career. Chelsea also makes sure to catch her podcasts and will tell you that her energy and confidence is totally infectious! Chelsea is the embodiment of her favorite song: Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles. FUN FACT: Chelsea loves to stop and read all of the historical makers that she finds!
Hire Date 4/18/2022 – Lizet comes to us from Reno, Nevada, and she has been working in the automotive industry for the past 11 years! Her favorite thing about Austin, Texas would have to be the selection of good restaurants and live music scene. She loves doing anything outdoors, especially if a beautiful view is included, and her favorite style of cuisine would have to be Thai. When it comes to good music, Lizet’s favorite artists are undoubtedly Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Luke Combs. Lizet’s favorite vacation thus far was when she stayed in a treehouse in Tulum, Mexico, but she would one day love to visit Greece and Italy to experience the history and archaeology. When asked who her hero is, Lizet said her parents because of how hard-working, kind, and inspiring they are.
Hire Date 10/3/2019 – Tiffani is from Bristol, Texas of the Dallas area. When she’s not working, she loves to read, do makeup, listen to horror podcasts while playing the Sims 4, and play video games like Zelda, Splatoon 2, and Pokémon. In Austin, she would recommend Kerbey Lane to anyone in the area and enjoys the paddleboarding and kayaking available near Zilker. Tiffani is always down to catch an alternative or hardcore rock music concert at Come and Take It Live. She’s also been out to Pennsylvania to visit family and ending up loving it there. Plus, she got to go hiking in part of the Appalachians! One day, Tiffani plans to go to Japan for the culture she loves that she’s seen through watching Japanese dramas and anime. Tiffani has five pets! Two dogs; Koda and Riley, and 3 cats; Sheba, Cinder, and Dexter.
Tiffani’s Favorite Book: November 9 by Colleen Hoover “This book got me out of a bad reading slump a few years ago. It was my first Colleen Hoover book.”
Hire Date 3/21/2022 – Evan was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and is very excited to be joining the CAG family! The best thing about Austin, in Evan’s opinion, would have to be how busy the city is and that there is always something exciting happening. In his free time, he enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy novels and comics, traveling, and playing video games. He plays on both the PS5 and the PC, and his all-time favorite game series would have to be the Dark Souls series. Evan once went on a cruise to St. Thomas in the Caribbean with his family, which he says was amazing, but he would one day love to travel to New Zealand because of its beautiful scenery and interesting culture.
Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but got to Texas as quick as she could! Sheri has two wonderful daughters, four adorable granddaughters, 2 grand-dogs, and 1 crazy cat, Fred. If she could live anywhere, it would be along a coastline so that she could relax on the beach with her feet in the sand. Sheri offices out of our flagship store and says her dream car is a convertible. With over 700 employees group-wide now, Sheri’s a busy girl but never too busy to keep our CAG crew cared for; it’s what she does best!
Hire Date 6/30/2021 – Laura is from California. She has three senior Chihuahuas: Lolly, Brigid, and Tuna (pictured). Laura moved to Austin on a whim in 2020 with her Chihuahuas and is ever grateful for that decision.
Hire Date 12/5/2019 – Phillip is from San Antonio, though he grew up in southern Bavaria, Germany. He has a strong passion for creating great videos and photos. In his free time, Phillip likes to write, enjoy good food and music, and spend time with his wife and both of their families. Phillip is always down for a meal with flavor, especially Italian, Greek, and Mexican dishes. A few top picks for Phillip? His favorite song is Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, he roots for the San Antonio Spurs, and he’s a big fan of the movie Miller’s Crossing by the Coen Brothers. In fact, if Phillip could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose the Coen Brothers! In the film world, Phillip is also an admirer of John Cassavetes for the way he chose to invest his own money–made from acting–to create his own really unique independent films. FUN FACT: Phillip and his wife also have three wonderful dogs, Oliver, Arlo, and Hamilton!
Hire Date 07/05/2022 – Wesley was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas. While this is his first official job in the automotive industry, he has a ton of experience and knowledge when it comes to fixing cars. He always enjoyed working on cars in his free time and was involved in his high school’s automotive program, so it’s safe to say Wesley is excited to be starting his career in this field! In addition to being a handyman with cars, Wesley is a musician on the side! His top two favorite music groups would have to be Eagles and Van Halen, and his favorite song is Ride On Time by Tatsuro Yamashita. Wesley also has a huge passion for history and loves collecting old military items! As for some more favorites, Wesley loves dining at The Melting Pot, he enjoys playing on the Oculus Quest II VR headset, his favorite movie is Every Which Way But Loose, and he roots for the Buffalo Bills and the Red Socks! The best vacation Wesley has been on thus far was when he traveled to Minnesota on a dog sledding trip, but he would one day love to hit up Japan so he can see some of his favorite JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles in person. FUN FACT: At home, Wesley has an adorable dog named Molly!
Wesley’s favorite book: Marine Sniper by Charles W. Henderson
“This book is by far one of my favorites. One of my other passions is history so I love to read non-fiction and auto-biography texts about historical figures and events.”
Hire Date 12/1/2016 – Mario moved to Austin in 2002, and got into the automotive business in 2011. Having previously worked in sales, Mario thought the automotive industry would be a great way for him to help people find a car that was suited to them, and that it would also be a way that he could interact with people of all different cultures and backgrounds. Mario is family man, and he, his wife, and their two kids enjoy movie nights, board game nights, and he and the kids follow his wife around while she goes shopping! Mario is also a weekend warrior. He works out often, and plays basketball and softball, and recently stopped playing flag football to avoid injuries. Mario’s personal motto is “Exceed customer expectation!” “A great customer experience is when you give a potential customer truly exceptional service throughout your appointment while being friendly and inviting.”
Hire Date 09/14/2022 – Jami comes to us from Iowa and is very excited to be joining as a Graphic Designer for Macho Marketing, CAG’s internal marketing agency! When she has spare time, Jami enjoys painting and keeping up with the Iowa Hawkeyes, her all-time favorite sports team. Jami once vacationed in Montana and says it is the best place she has visited thus far; nothing beats Yellowstone and Glacier National Park! As amazing as that vacation was, Jami hopes to one day venture to Egypt so she can check out the beautiful pyramids.
Jami’s favorite book – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Hire Date 10/29/2018 – Ty was born and raised in the small town of Pittsburg, TX. He made his way to Austin to go to school at UT and ended up with a degree in Mathematics. In his free time, Ty enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and hanging out with his wife, Jaclyn. One of their favorite things to do together is to take their dogs, Lewis the Anatolian Shepherd mix and Riley the Staffordshire Terrier mix, out to go paddling on the lake. One day, Ty would like to travel to Italy, as he minored in Italian. He can’t wait to see the coast, try all the foods, and travel throughout as much of the areas as he can!
Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2009. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys biking, music, and reading. He enjoys helping everyone with their insurance needs and is available at 512-380-7474 to assist you with your home, auto, boat, motorcycle, life, or other insurance needs.
Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Genny was born and raised in Austin, and after earning her degree in Finance and Spanish at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she returned to Austin to work in investment banking. After two years, she decided to join the family business and has split her time between several of our dealerships. Genny enjoys spending time with her teddy bear of a husband, little James, sweet baby Margot, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she’s the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James and Margot, who come to the dealership with her almost every day and love to smile at everyone that stops by their office to say hi.
Hire Date 9/8/2015 – James’ first day on the job was just one week after being born, making him Continental Automotive Group’s youngest employee ever. He’s been voted “Cutest Employee Ever” and get’s his daily dose of caffeine at INFINITI’s coffee bar. Now that James has been accepted to preschool, his presence has decreased, but he still attends monthly management meetings to stay up-to-date on dealership operations. He’ll be the one sweeping the floors, pulling parts and detailing cars during his teens. So say hi!
Hire Date 2/17/2984 – Joy received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in 2005. After going on a leaf peeping cruise with her Grandmother Hardeman in the fall of 2005, Joy was hired by CAG and worked in various positions over the next 3 years. In 2012, Joy received her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. After law school Joy spent 2 years in Washington DC and was rehired by CAG in 2016. Joy enjoys crossword puzzles, an occasional Peloton class, and selling cars to friends. Recently, Joy sold a Ram truck to a friend with the question, “Did you know we have a Ram dealership in Dallas?” Joy looks forward to playing doubles with her twin sister, Genny, on the local tennis circuit where they go by the name “The Twin Towers.” Joy’s brother Will wants her to be a race car driver. Joy and Will compete under the name “Air Hardeman.” Overall, it’s safe to call her the Joy of all trades.
Hire date 7/8/2016 – Lily is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James, Margot and Reese Hardeman-Hill, and her grandparents. She likes to swim, dance, paint, draw, play dress up, and do gymnastics. Lily offices alongside her dada Will and enjoys saying hello to everyone at the dealership and judging the annual employee Halloween costume competition. She oversees the Continental Cafe and creates seasonal drinks like the Lily Lavender Latte.
Hire Date 4/1/2021 – Penelope (Poppy) is baby sister to Lily and enjoys dancing, laughing, playing with her dog Nash, and being an all-around angel. Poppy likes to do whatever Lily is doing and has inspired drinks at the Continental Cafe including the Poppy Peppermint Latte.
Hire Date 7/18/1981 (Will) – William B. is an Austin recreationalist: an avid cyclist, triathlete, competitive skier, and outdoorsman who enjoys all the air, land, and water that Austin has to offer. These activities have made William B. more in tune with local environmental issues, and in his construction and development focus at the Continental Automotive Group, William B. brings with him a strong commitment to preserving Austin’s natural beauty. William B. grew up in west Austin and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
Hire Date 8/18/2011 – Nicholas Harris was born and raised in the beautiful city of Austin. His favorite food is Mexican, and if he could meet anyone (dead or alive) that person would be the Texas broadcasting legend Cactus Pryor. The best place Nicholas has traveled to would be the Land of the Rising Sun, more specifically Okinawa. He can be described as outgoing and is happy all of the time. His first job was being a marine in the United States Marine Corps. Nicholas had to spend three months in boot camp to get that job!
Hire Date 9/21/2016 – Sean moved to Austin from Orlando, FL in 2013. Around Austin, Sean is continually loving the amazing food scene, and grabbing bites to eat with friends is always a highlight. He’s also a big car enthusiast & sports fan, so he loves that Austin is the home of the F1 USGP at COTA. In his free time, Sean enjoys doing anything outdoors – when it’s not freezing in Austin! One of the most valuable experiences of his life was the time he spent working as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT before moving to Austin.
Hire Date 9/13/2021 – Jason is from Spring Branch, Texas. He’s brand new to the automotive world, but he comes with over 10 years of IT experience! Jason enjoys collecting action figures, making unboxing videos for youtube, and finding all kinds of great pasta dishes – spaghetti, lasagna, tortellini… you name it! Jason also likes playing games like Monster Hunter Stories 2 on his Nintendo Switch and is always down to watch any of Luc Besson’s movies. FUN FACT: Jason spent time traveling through China while learning all about the Ming dynasty.
Hire Date 9/1/2020 – David is from Houston, TX and a love of cars is what drove him to work in the automotive industry back in 2005. Now in Austin, David likes that this is a nice place with plenty to do. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, listening to Nas and other hip-hop artists, finding great places for vegan food, playing games on his Playstation, and rooting for FC Barcelona. David enjoys taking vacations and getting out to travel, with hopes to visit India next. For reasons that will never need any explaining, Kobe was David’s biggest hero. FUN FACT: David’s favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
"Super Dave" - Assistant Service Manager Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017
"Super Dave" - Assistant Service Manager Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017
Hire Date 10/23/2000 – If we had a soccer team at Austin INFINITI, Dave would not be the coach because the guys around here ‘would not need any coaching.’ His daughter Kara chose soccer as a sport when she was young, and Dave’s life has never been the same. He now plays twice a week and referees three times a week. Kara is in college and is taking a break from the sport. Dave is a former mechanic turned service writer and says hello to his wife, Michele.
Hire Date 7/26/2007 – Maria was born in Mexico City and she has been enjoying life in Austin since the early 2000’s. She’s been working with CAG since 2007, and loves her job. Maria enjoys watching action movies and telenovelas in her spare time. Her family includes her two sons she’s very proud of, as well as her puppy Maltese “Taz.” If she could visit anywhere in the world, she would definitely go to Paris, France.
Hire Date 2/23/2022 – Aspen was born and raised here in Austin, Texas. She’s an outdoorsy girl who loves hiking, being a yogi, paddleboarding, participating in community cleanups, and hula hooping, all while listening to some good jams! You can find Aspen hanging out at Zilker Park or the Green Belt when she’s not working, as these are her two favorite places in Austin. She appreciates these places because they show Austin’s true beauty and nurturing side. You just can’t beat a huge field with the city skyline as your backdrop! Aspen’s top-pick movie is The Goonies, and her favorite concert venue is Austin City Limits, an annual festival that has been a family tradition of hers since 2009. FUN FACT: Aspen has a cat named Mr. Beau Bixsley, and he has made it known that he is the king of the house!
Hire Date 4/4/2022 – Jonathan comes to us from Corsicana, Texas. His favorite thing about Austin is how much it embraces the music, film, and art scene. While this is his first time working in the automotive industry, he has been working in the IT field for over 8 years! In his free time, Jonathan enjoys backcountry hiking, mountain biking, concerts and spending time with his family. Jonathan says Moody Theater is the best music venue in Austin and dreams of seeing Odesza there. While Austin is known for its great cuisine, Jonathan’s favorite restaurant is The Preachers Son, located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Jonathan and his wife once had the amazing opportunity to spend a week at a private resort called PlayaNix, and he says that is the best vacation he has ever been on. One day, Jonathan would love to do a road trip from Omaha Beach to Berlin and see all of the WWII sites. FUN FACT – Jonathan’s favorite movie is Forrest Gump.
Jonathan’s Favorite Book: Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff “This book helps remind me that people do impossible things all the time. No reason I can’t also do impossible things.”
Hire Date 7/7/2021 – Joyce was an Airforce brat who lived all over and most recently moved to Central Texas from Louisiana. Around Austin, Joyce is enraptured by the overall diversity of the city. She’s no stranger to the automotive world and has been enjoying her time in the field since 1988. Outside of work, Joyce enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, going for bike rides, and planning her next trip to the beach with her family. Some of her favorite memories have been made at the beach with them. At home, Joyce revels in quality time with her two dogs, a Malamute and a mutt, Mavs and Penny.
Hire Date 3/26/2015 – Greyson is into music and plays several instruments including the piano, trumpet, and guitar. An avid animal lover, he has both cats and dogs. He likes comics, adventure movies, and adventure.
Hire Date: 7/23/1998 – Craig has been with the Continental Automotive Group since 1994. He originally started at Austin INFINITI’s Service department and moved over to parts in 1999. When Wholesale Parts Direct opened in 2001, Craig decided to join the team and was there until 2015. He moved back to the Austin INFINITI parts team and is enjoying it. As much as he enjoys cars, his real passion is motorcycles. He gets out to the hill country as often as he can to go for long scenic rides!
Hire Date 6/17/2008 – Species: Car Salesman. Genus: Geekdus Athleta Artis Snoborus (Athletic Geek, Art Snob). Troy was born lucky into a house with electricity and running water in Nebraska, in a town of about 1600 people. On days off work he can be found trail-running at the Green Belt with his dog Kjelsi (pronounced Chel-see, it’s Norwegian) or playing soccer. He would like to be a college professor focusing in Ancient Historical Studies, Linguistics and Symbology. Troy enjoys music like Mastodon, The Melvin’s, David Bowie, and The Clash, books and graphic novels like The Walking Dead, and Planetary as well as ancient history and linguistics, and movies (his favorite is The Usual Suspects). ‘Gimme the keys you…”
Deyanira is from Edinburg, Texas and she’s been in the automotive industry since 2004. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting and trying to keep her two Boxers from destroying anything they find. Her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden, and someday, Deyanira would like to visit Hawaii for the amazing beaches there.
Hire Date 3/1/2022 – Michael is from a small town called Defiance in northwest Ohio. He is new to the automotive industry but has been working in the IT field since 2008! Michael’s favorite band is Tool, and he enjoys creating and playing music in his free time. He plays guitar, bass guitar, and even dabbles in EDM a little bit! Michael also enjoys gaming on the Playstation, watching UFC fights, and hanging out with his adorable Australian Shepherd / Dachshund mic named Willa!
Hire Date 7/2/2015 – Kumary was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Austin when she was 8, and was raised in Guatemala. She can speak both English and Spanish, which she says is very useful. She enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite movie is The Dark Knight and her favorite food is pizza. Yellowstone has been her favorite place that she’s visited so far, and she says it had beautiful scenery and she loved the weather.
Hire Date 7/12/2021 – Julie is from the East Coast, New Jersey to be exact! She originally moved to Texas to go to grad school at Texas State, then moved away to Mississippi for a brief 3 years before coming back to Austin in November 2020. In Austin, Julie likes that there is a constant variety of things to do, like the ability to have brunch downtown, hang out on the water, or get lost in the woods – all in the same day. An endless amount of things to do, food to eat, and sights to see! Her favorite movie is a Walk to Remember and her favorite sports teams are the New York Giants and all of the teams at Mississippi State University. In her free time, Julie likes working out, biking, hiking, reading, and playing with her golden retriever/German shepherd mix, Gracie. She gets great fulfillment through finding ways to make fitness accessible and fun for those around her. Overall, Julie is excited to help others with their health and wellness goals. FUN FACT: Her favorite foods (that she misses from New Jersey) are pizza and bagels!
Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca is a native Texan who moved to Austin in 2016. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kacnyca conducting culinary experiments, indulging in video games, or headbanging to rowdy tunes. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys living in a city that hosts a variety of motorsport events.
Hire Date 11/1/2018 – Tommy was born in Korea and raised in Dallas. He made his way to Austin to attend school at UT, where he made some really great friendships! Altogether, he and his friends have gone on a road trip and they are all excited to go out on more road trips together. Though, it’ll have to be shorter weekend road trips due to everyone’s class schedules! Tommy enjoys shooting fashion photography every weekend for a social media influencer who specializes in promoting plus size clothing. Each weekend they come up with images for the following week! Tommy has no fear of heights and cannot wait to go skydiving. He’s hoping to get to fulfill his skydive dreams in Colorado, where he can free-fall somewhere truly beautiful. Tommy is also a big fan of live music and attending shows. He listens to a lot of Ariana Grande, and attends a show from each tour she does whenever she plays in Texas. FUN FACT: Tommy has adorable rescue dog named Freya!
Hire Date 10/27/2021 – Megan is from California and enjoys spending her free time reading and hanging out with her family. Megan roots for the Denver Broncos and finds time to play Skyrim on her Xbox 1. FUN FACT: Megan also has a sweet cat named Mocha.
Megan’s Favorite Book: The Morcyth Saga (Series) by Brian S. Pratt “I have re-read this series at least 6-7 times. It’s main character is the epitome of someone who was a follower and through his own personal struggles became the hero and leader of his own story. He learned more about himself and who he could be by taking charge and inspiring those around him. I’ve read this series of books when I’m sad, happy, or even angry over and over again.”
Assistant Service Manager Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021
Assistant Service Manager Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021
Hire Date 8/7/2006 – Nick followed his wife to Austin from Yorba Linda, Orange County, Los Angeles, California, in support of her insurance career. He has four children. His hobbies include RC car racing, fishing, and sleeping on Sundays. In another life he is a popular game show host. Nick recently got some nice props online from some happy customers.
Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Garrett is married with two awesome kids. One of their favorite things to do as a family is to travel. They generally choose to visit places that have beaches. Garrett also happily attends many dance recitals, and even coaches baseball!
Hire Date 12/27/2018 – Lily was born and raised in Long Island, NY where she grew up in a military family. Lily enjoys playing pool and she has a collection of “oddities” at home–to find out what that is, you’ll have to ask her. The top three things on her bucket list are to see the Northern Lights, live in a shack in Costa Rica, and eventually own a Ranch in the South.
Hire Date 9/20/2021 – Lisa is originally from Seattle, Washington. She may be new to the automotive world, however she’s been a customer of CAG since 2016! After spending nearly 20 years staying home and raising her kids, she was ready to reenter the workforce. Previous to having kids, Lisa had worked in Sales and Marketing for Marriott. With CAG, she is glad to see the same level of dedication to customer satisfaction and product quality, which were both very important to her decision to join the team here. She’s experienced a great transition and is so happy to be a part of the team now. Outside of work, Lisa loves to spend time with her kids, movie nights with the family, day indoors cooking up all kinds of recipes, and getting outdoors to go hiking with her dogs – Jim, a yellow lab who loves playing ball more than anything else in the world, and Gracie Lou, a young French bulldog that loves hiking the trails. After having lived most of her life in the northwest, Lisa can easily say that she is a huge fan of the daily sunshine that Austin brings. Being able to be outdoors every day and enjoy all of the trails and experiences that Austin has to offer is something she is continually thrilled about.
Hire Date 11/2/2021 – Liz moved to Austin from San Francisco. She enjoys working in the automotive field, as it’s been a positive experience since she’s been a part of it. Outside of work, Liz enjoys watching movies, cooking, cleaning, playing video games like Super Nintendo and Super Mario, finding great spots for Indian food and sushi, and playing around with her pets – Randy and Vern, her two cats, and a bearded dragon named Princes Mushu. Around Austin, Liz likes to relax and take in the scenes at the lakes and rivers. When it comes to travel, Liz would like to visit Machu Picchu, go anywhere that she can see the aurora borealis, and can highly recommend a stay at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico. Liz’s maternal grandmother, Luz Elena, is her hero as she taught Liz how to appreciate everything and work hard. Among amazing females, Liz would invite Cleopatra to dinner if she could sit down with anyone across all of history to be able to ask her how she was so powerful during her era. FUN FACT: Liz has been skydiving and she loves tattoos!
Hire Date 11/16/2015 – Juan was born and raised in Austin. His favorite part about Austin is that it’s a melting pot of people and cultures. He is a big movie buff, and his favorite genre is horror. His favorite movie is Amadeus. In his spare time, he also likes to dance, and on the weekends, he goes country dancing. His best friend is Latoya, who is also an employee here.
Hire Date 8/21/2017 – Clayton was born and raised in the San Antonio area, and moved to Austin in February 2016. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games on his PS4 and sometimes his PC. He’s really looking forward to Destiny 2! Clayton used to spend a fair amount of time bouldering (indoor rock climbing) at places like Austin Bouldering Project and Crux Climbing Center. His top goal on his bucket list is to go to space, but not as an astronaut, and have “crazy amounts of money” is a close second. You could say that they go hand-in-hand. FUN FACT: Clayton can type out the first 101 numbers of Pi – from memory!
Hire Date 6/7/2016 – Thalia was born and raised in Austin, TX, and she loves it’s weirdness. She likes going out and having fun with her two kids. She also enjoys visiting Port Aransas when she has the chance.
Hire Date 2/27/2012 – Meet Mike. He is an easy going guy that likes soo many movies that he can’t choose his favorite. He was born in Lubbock, Texas but grew up in Abilene, TX where he says is extremely boring. He finally made the right choice at the beginning of 2010 when he moved to Austin! His favorite food is Mexican, and really loves the ice cream section of the grocery store. The happiest moments of his life are when his children graduate from college! Speaking of children, he and his wife have five!
Hire Date 4/12/2021 – Maria is a local Austinite. She decided to get into the automotive industry because she has family members who love working with cars and the opportunities that arise. When she’s not working, Maria enjoys cooking, baking, listening to good music, eating Mexican dishes, and rooting for the Texas Longhorns. Maria loves that there are so many things available in Austin for anyone and everyone to enjoy, from different types of foods and restaurants to the ample amount of outdoor activities and hiking trails. If she could have dinner with anyone, she’d choose the most Texas answer in choosing Matthew McConaughey per the most Austin answer, he always seems so humble and caring! Maria’s grandmother is her hero and she’s thankful to have her as her rock in life. Maria is lucky to have traveled to Spain and can’t wait to go on a trip to the Maldives! At home, Maria has 3 American bullies–two girls, Ember & Kardi, and one boy, Apollo.
Hire Date 12/10/2020 – Chloe is from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Texas in 2015, and she’s grateful that everyone was so nice and welcoming. She’s been a big fan of cars since she got her first car when she turned 16. When she’s not busy working, Chloe enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, and singing every now and again, too. As of the end of 2020, Spotify told her that her most listened to artists were Blackbear and Dua Lipa. She thinks volleyball is the best sport, she’s always down for a chicken sandwich, and Pretty Woman is her favorite movie because of how much she loves Julia Roberts. Chloe is an animal lover and has two mini Australian shepherds, Jasper and Bailey, as well as a golden retriever/chow mix, named Shandy. At the top of her travel list, you’ll find England and Ireland as that’s where most of her family lineage is from. Chloe is her own hero, because even through many challenges in her path, she always gets through them and doesn’t let them slow her down.
Hire Date 4/29/2020 – Kent is no stranger to the automotive world. He joined our team at Austin INFINITI after having worked as an on-site vendor for some time. When he’s not busy helping our Recon department, Kent enjoys working out at the Austin INFINITI gym, hanging out with his dog, and going on fishing expeditions!
Hire Date 9/26/2005 – Luis is described by his peers as the hardest working guy at the dealership. It actually took almost two full work days for Luis to have time to answer questions for his bio! Luis is another Austin INFINITI employee who came to Austin from Honduras. He and his wife, Ihza, have a teenage son, Carlos. Luis spends his free time downtown and loves Salsa and Merengue dancing. He also enjoys watching MLS games when he has the time.
RUBEN MELENDEZ SR.
Loaner Maintenance (Left) Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2019
Loaner Maintenance (Left) Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2019
Hire Date 6/14/2001 – Ruben Sr. was born and raised in Olonchito, Honduras and moved to Austin in 1987. In his spare time he likes to go running with his pitbull, Dallas, and spend time with his two boys and two girls. Ruben Sr. also loves latin music such as salsa, merengue, and bachata. You may even find him salsa dancing at Gloria’s Restaurant in the Domain on Saturday nights.
Annica is from Elsa, TX and has been in the auto industry since 2016. Her biggest heroes in life are her parents, and she is grateful that they have always stood by her and loved her unconditionally. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her awesome kids Isabella Renee and Olivia Grace, play Duck Hunt on Nintendo, watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding, cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, and listen to George Strait as often as possible. In fact, if she could invite anyone to dinner, it’d be George Strait, and she’d hope for him to sing “I Cross My Heart” for her… Don’t worry, her husband’s cool with it! Annica and her husband met when she joined the Army National Guard at 28 years old. She loved going to Disney World with her family and hopes to get out to Hawaii for the beaches there, someday in the future. Overall, Annica loves to laugh and make others laugh, too.
Annica’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo “It made me realize nothing is impossible.”
TONY MIANO JR.
Parts Specialist Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2020
Parts Specialist Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2020
Hire Date 7/18/2003 – Tony was born in Lubbock but grew up in Austin, where he played on the two-time state runner-up Anderson High Trojan Basketball team, coached by the legendary Tyron Johnson. He has been re-hired more times than any other other employee at Austin INFINITI and has experience in every department. His hobby is water sports, and your boy ‘goes big’ on the wakeboard
Hire Date 10/15/2016 – Alyssa was raised in Austin, and is happy to call it her home. She currently splits her time between working and attending Concordia University with a major in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her Pomeranian named Dory, and going downtown.
Hire Date 10/31/2019 – Cole is from Round Rock, Texas. He has always been interested in automotive technology and was thrilled to join the team at Austin INFINITI. Cole appreciates everything that technology can do for a vehicle and is happiest around other car enthusiasts. In his free time, Cole likes to go fishing. So far, his favorite place to fish is Key West! Cole is a simple man who prefers to live each day as it comes.
Hire Date 11/23/2020 – Jill is from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been in the automotive field since 2005. In Austin, Jill enjoys being at the edge of the Hill Country, which is not a way she expected the area would be. When she’s not working, she loves paper crafting, traveling, hiking, watching the Harry Potter series, listening to Celine Deon, grabbing a bite to eat from Trulucks, and hanging out with her boys! One of Jill’s favorite trips was out to Washington, DC and someday, she’d like to go Hawaii for the best of both worlds: the beach and the mountains! Jill and her boys have four dogs, 1 mini dachshund and 3 dachshund mixes – Lily, Lucky, Angel, and Coco.
Hire Date 2/28/1983 – Leo was born in Burnet, TX, but has lived in Austin almost his entire life. He enjoys riding his mountain bike on the Green Belt and various state parks, and also driving his 1965 Mustang on sunny days. He has a Great Pyrenees dog named Dulce, who is 80 lbs of white fur and love. He started out at one of our other stores as a parts salesman in 1983. Then, he worked at our Wholesale Parts Direct for many years before he moved here to Austin INFINITI.
Hire Date 10/13/2016 – Joe is originally from Dayton, Ohio and was drawn to Austin by his friends and the music scene. His favorite part of living here is going to Blues on the Green and Lake Travis. Camping, going out on his boat, and eating out at restaurants are his favorite pastimes. His other hobby is his fish; he has both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. His most memorable trip was to Puerto Rico, where he enjoyed the jungle and sightseeing.
Hire Date 7/4/2016 – Jackie was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She has a chihuahua mix and golden retriever puppy that take up most of her time on the weekends. In her free time, Jackie enjoys sudoku, hiking, watching movies, and anything to do with dogs!
Jackie’s Favorite Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses (Series) by Sarah J. Maas “All of the characters are displayed in different angles and it’s so neat to see each individual’s motivations, decisions, and emotions throughout the series. Everything seems so realistic when you’re reading the books and it also leaves a lot to your imagination.”
Hire Date 12/22/2014 – Joseph had his car interest passed down to him from his dad. He enjoyed spending time around cars and was thankful to be able to make his career. In the past, Joseph would drift a lot in his project car, but he doesn’t get to do it so much these days. In his free time, Joseph enjoys automotive photography and he plans to branch into portraits in the near future. He also finds time to play video games on his PC, like Destiny 2. FUN FACT: Joseph roots for the San Francisco 49ers!
Hire Date 6/8/2006 – Michelle grew up just up the road in Georgetown, TX. After graduating from UT, she started with CAG in 2006. She can be found spending her free time with her husband Dano, their baby, three cats, and one goofy little dog.
Hire Date 8/4/2021 – Brenham is an Austinite who loves how active the people are and could spend everyday at Lake Austin. Purely by chance, he got into the automotive world in 2019 and hasn’t looked back! Outside of work, Brenham likes to play bass guitar, spend time on the lake, do outdoorsy stuff, listen to all genres of music, and is continually in search of amazing places to eat Mediterranean food. One of his best trips to date was out to Washington. He loved all parts, from the nature of trees & ocean and staying in a remote cabin, to experiencing the overall culture there while spending time in Washington’s cities – he’s especially fond of Seattle. Brenham’s hero is surely his mom and he’s thankful that she did everything she could to raise him right while also having a full-time teaching job and tutoring on the side. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose filmmaker David Lynch per a love of his films and the promise of a very interesting conversation. FUN FACT: At home, Brenham has two cats.
Hire Date 6/25/2021 – Jessica was born in Austin and spent her early childhood in Mexico. She’s looking forward to trips down to visit her family and friends in the area of Mexico that she considers home. Austin is just as much home as Mexico though, as they truly go hand-in-hand in her heart. She’s proud to be an Austinite thanks to it being a city that not only accepts, but embraces the color of everyones skin, LGBTQ+ customs, amazing music, unique fashion, pets, wellness, and FOOD! Jessica is thankful to her dad who raised her as a single father, showed her hardworking customs, and to top it all off – he makes the best carne asadas. FUN FACT: Jessica is a huge fan of music, but don’t ask her to pick a favorite song. There are too many to choose from!
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Chayse hails from Portland, Oregon, and her favorite sports team is definitely the Portland Trailblazers. Around Austin, Chayse loves checking out new restaurants all over the city and going to Lady Bird Lake. She knows she made the right decision to move here thanks to how nice the people are, how great the food scene is, and how incredible it is to have so much live music all around. While she likes to spend time scoping things out around the city, she also enjoys being home with her partner and their three cats: Lola, Daisy, and Poppy. Chayse’s partner is also her biggest hero. She’s spent her career as a social worker, helping kids continually, and every day, Chayse admires her for her kind heart coupled with her hardworking mentality. FUN FACT: Chayse was able to attend PRIDE in San Francisco and it is easily one of her top trips to date!
Ashley is from Houston and the Texans and Astros are forever her two favorite teams. She’s been in the automotive world for a while as Ashley was used to the idea of the car business thanks to her Grandpa, who had owned a few used car lots when she was growing up. She is very close to her family. Ashley misses her Tita who passed away and she idolizes her nana who never gave up, always took care of her family, and always showed unconditional love. Through these examples, Ashley has the best outlook and support for her own children, Liam Ryder and Leila Rose. When Ashley isn’t at work, she likes to be with her kids, play darts, and spend time with her dogs, a cocker spaniel mix, Max, and blind terrier mix, Bella Fred. Ashley likes traveling and loved the time she spent in Puerto Rico, and can’t wait for the day she can go Santorini, Greece! FUN FACT: Ashley is a fan of old school Nintendo/Super Nintendo, Deadpool, and anything and everything Marvel!
Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is an old soul. She’s a pure creative who sees the emotions in all medium of arts and partakes in many, too. For CAG, Shelby works on finding ways to make our websites more appealing and easier to use. She’s excelled at previous roles within the company and achieved CAG’s Employee of the Year “Top Gun” Award twice during her tenure. From inventory photographer to graphic designer, and now to editor, Shelby aims to make things better along the way. World Class is the goal, and high performance is the role. Outside of CAG, Shelby lives under a handful of pine trees with her family in Bastrop and you can always find the lyrical works of Mac Miller in her recently played tunes.
Hire Date 5/13/2020 – Edgar is from Fort Worth, TX. He has liked and been influenced by cars and car culture since he was a kid, so in 2018, he got into the automotive industry and hasn’t looked back! When he’s not working, Edgar enjoys working on his car and his friends’ cars, going for late-night cruises, watching Tarantino films, hanging out with his Shih Tzu, playing some Destiny on Xbox, and eating meals like spaghetti and Tampopo ramen! Edgar loves the roads in Austin, especially when driving with no destination in mind, and just allowing himself to be immersed and amazed by the scenery. One day, he’d like to get out and travel to Japan for its car scene/culture, as well as making a trip to Iceland for its beauty! Edgar’s dad is his hero and role model as he came to the United States with nothing and achieved his dreams here, while also taking the time to help Edgar achieve his, too.
Hire Date 9/22/2021 – Jacob was born and raised in San Antonio and moved to Austin in 2017 to follow his automotive career dreams. He’s been a technician since 2016 and thoroughly enjoys working on vehicles. He even works on his own car in his free time and is thankful to come from a hotrod/lowrider family that initially sparked his interest in cars. His ultimate goal is to succeed at being a good mechanic while helping support his family. When time permits, Jacob also enjoys sparring and boxing! At home, Jacob loves playing and going for walks with his rescue mutt, Ace.
Hire Date 4/8/2016 – Sunny was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Austin after Hurricane Katrina. He says his favorite part about Austin is the lakes. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his son Everest. He also enjoys basketball, and the Spurs are his favorite team. The New Orleans Saints, of course, are his favorite football team.
Hire Date 11/13/2017 – Hilary is originally from California but moved to Texas 15 years ago. She enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, painting, and crafting! Her family, friends, and community are very important to her! She’s totally obsessed with her Siberian Husky, Apollo! She loves hockey, and her favorite team is the Colorado Avalanche. Her biggest pet peeve is people spelling her name wrong. She loves living in Austin and embracing its weird culture! She also loves live music and being outdoors.
Hilary’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo “I liked this book because she keeps it real, I found this book is very relatable. Marie gives you tools to achieve goals, make better use of your time, and handle criticism better. She delivers it in a way that really clicked with me and I still use some techniques she offered in the book in my day to day life.”
Hire Date 5/24/2020 – Conner is from Pensacola, Florida. Now in Austin, Conner is a fan of the vibrant atmosphere and all of the live music that floods the city. Outside of work, Conner teaches piano in Austin and he graduated from college with a music performance degree in clarinet. He also enjoys getting out to go hiking and exploring, finding great spots for seafood, and hanging out with his English springer spaniel, Sadie. Conner’s favorite movie is The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne West, and his favorite song is What a Wonderful World by Nat King Cole. Conner enjoys traveling and has been to many countries including, England, France, Malawi, Moldova, and Austria, with the most memorable trip being to Paris and London for New Year’s Eve. Conner is thankful for a hard-working family who always did their best to provide an amazing life and so many incredible opportunities for his entire family. FUN FACT: If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Selena Gomez, “cuz she’s a queen.”
Hire Date 12/29/2016 – Monte was raised in Stinnett, TX, as were his parents and grandparents. They thought it was his dad’s work that took them on a short detour to Bartlesville, OK, but ultimately it was so he could meet and marry his beautiful wife, Stephanie. One of his earliest memories is going very fast, and the thrill that feeling gave him. Monte decided to involve his love of four-wheelers, motorcycles, and cars in a career, that way his livelihood would always involve something he enjoyed. In 2000, he became an Automotive Service Advisor, and has continued that passion ever since. Monte truly enjoys listening to and working with clients, and aims to make every contact a total success.
Hire Date 12/6/2021 – Aaron is from Austin, Texas, and is excited to be working with CAG! Aaron previously worked at Austin INFINITI for over three years, and after taking a temporary break, he is excited to be back working for this amazing company. In his free time, Aaron enjoys drawing, watching live music performances, playing video games, and spending time with his close friends. He has fond memories of attending a music venue called Emo’s, previously known as The Back Room, and his favorite musician is Oliver Tree. His current favorite song is Introspective by Oliver Tree, and his favorite movie would have to be Liar Liar or The Fast and the Furious. Interestingly enough, the active music culture here in Austin is Aaron’s favorite part of the city! When asked what his favorite restaurant is, Aaron was torn between Torchy’s Tacos and Hopdoddy’s, as they are both incredibly delicious! Las Vegas has been Aaron’s favorite vacation spot thus far, but he would love to travel to Japan in the near future. Jim Carrey is someone Aaron admires, and he would love to invite him to dinner if ever given the opportunity. FUN FACT: Aaron wants to adopt a blue nose pitbull someday!
Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator Top Gun 2019
Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator Top Gun 2019
Hire Date 1/22/1990 – Alex is a proud father of six children and happily married to his wife! But his family count doesn’t stop at eight, you can also add two dogs to the mix! He is very proud of the fact he has been with the company for over 25 years!
Hire Date 6/10/2020 – Joseph is an Austinite. He enjoys watching football and roots for the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite movie to watch over any other, is Avengers: Infinity War. Superheros and camaraderie, what could be better? When he’s not working, he spends his time watching an absorbent amount of The Office.
Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development. Born in Louisiana, but raised her whole life in Austin, she considers herself a native. In her free time she likes to read, see movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, and try new restaurants. Her goal is to keep CAG as an employer of choice and help employees grow along the way.
Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Meredith is an Austinite whose favorite thing is that there is always something to do! She loves Chuy’s, baking, and hanging out with her dogs, Kate the shih tzu mix and Gomez the yorkie mix. One of her top bucket list items is to visit all of the national parks on a very, very, very long road trip.
Hire Date 3/31/2011 – Alli has 2 beautiful dogs named Luna and Eevee, and by proxy through her husband Craig, a corgi named Einstein. She’s a published illustrator, an enjoys gardening, sewing, and reading. Volunteering is her favorite pastime; she plants trees with Tree Folks, helps out at numerous charity events, and did tours for Funky Chicken Coop. She and Craig plan on doing lots of traveling, camping, and attending Renaissance festivals in the future.
Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Javier is from Houston, Texas. Now in Austin, Javier loves the cultural melting pot here, coupled with so many unique personalities, plus all of the outdoor sceneries. (And let’s not forget about the food!) While he is new to the automotive world, Javier feels that he has found an amazing opportunity with CAG and can’t wait to grow here. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, working out, cooking, finding great spots for Vietnamese food, and spending quality time with his friends and family. Javier’s parents are his role models as they moved from Mexico and persisted to do everything they could to give their children a better life. He’s down to catch live music at just about any venue, at just about any time! Javier enjoys traveling and was able to spend Thanksgiving with his family in Mexico. One day, he would like to travel to Australia to see the beautiful nature as well as the Australian Open Tournament for tennis! FUN FACT: Javier previously spent 8 years as a hairstylist!
Hire Date 5/16/2022 – Lauren was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, a little town located just outside of Lafayette. When she’s not busy working, Lauren enjoys shopping and finding new places to explore here in Austin. When it comes to food, Lauren says you can never go wrong with anything Cajun, so it’s safe to say she sticks to her Louisiana roots! As for some more favorites, Lauren and her whole family are huge LSU fans (#GEAUXXX TIGERS!), and her ideal travel destination would be anywhere with beautiful beaches and warm waters. FUN FACT: Lauren has two dogs, both Morkies from the same litter! Their names are Pria and Thor, and they are 9 years old. Lauren also enjoys wrestling alligators for fun when she has downtime!
Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Erbey is an Austinite who loves the people here more than anything else. He enjoys being a team player and keeping up the facilities so the rest of the teams at CAG can do their best. He applies a passed down piece of wisdom from his dad every day: any and everything has a way to be accomplished. When he’s not working, Erbey enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to live music, eating oysters from Captain Benny’s, and putting his family first – “happy wife, happy life” is his motto! He also enjoys listening to The Beatles and no longer plays video games, thanks to the fact that he can no longer beat his kids. Erbey would like to visit Spain someday, definitely to check out the food scene. At home, Erbey and his family have two dogs: a feisty little yorkie named Harley, and the friendliest pitbull, Gucci.
Hire Date 06/01/2010 – Jackie was born in California where she soon ended her west coast fun to be in Austin, TX. She has a dog named Bandit that she likes to take on walks. She enjoys the produce section at the grocery store and going to local pubs and farmers markets! If she won the lottery she would give Sheri money and pay off all of her expenses. Her dream car is an old school Shelby Mustang. She hates doing laundry but enjoys beef fajitas and her step dad’s home cooking. She aspires to one day visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in North Carolina. With Jackie’s good looks, she often gets mistaken for Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyl. She found her place at Mercedes-Benz of Austin by the fabulous Craigslist and has gone uphill from there! She enjoys football, hanging with friends and is a HUGE NASCAR FAN! Quote by Jackie: “Joy is contagious. Hang around joyful people and there’s every chance you’ll catch it.”
Hire Date 12/11/2019 – Darian is an Austin area native and will probably be here forever! He loves the vast of majority of things to do in Austin, especially with all of its outdoor options. Darian loves to be outside as much as possible! He also enjoys working out, spending time with his family, and spoiling his niece and nephew. Darian has always been interested in cars and now that he’s a part of the team, he is looking forward to learning more about the service and sales sides of the business. One day, Darian would like to go sky diving. He loves heights and is an absolute thrill seeker, so he’s pretty sure he’ll go more than once! FUN FACT: Darian has never had a pet. He hopes to get a labradoodle in the next few years.
Hire Date 8/5/2019 – LT was born in Lubbock, Texas and went to school in Smithville. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2014 and he finds a lot of enjoyment and happiness through meeting people and learning about them and their journey that led them up to the present. LT enjoys going on adventures, and loves to help his clients get into new vehicles that will allow them to have adventures while keeping their family safe. When he’s not working, LT likes to travel to other countries, go back-packing, and do all kinds of things that entail being outdoors, like camping, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. He’s traveled to Thailand where the country was amazing and the people were very friendly, and next on his list is Peru for its incredible mountains that he can’t wait to climb! When he’s at home, LT roots for the Dallas Cowboys and spends time with his dog, Drogon. LT loves Austin for its entertaining night-life scene, dog-friendly parks, and its plethora of worldly restaurants–especially anywhere he can grab a really good medium-rare steak. His biggest hero in life was his Aunt Mary Lou. She raised him for a good portion of his life, and her constant sacrifice throughout life, coupled with so much dedication to her family, makes LT always strive to better himself, every day.
Hire Date 8/24/2006 – Corpus Christi born, Josh came to Austin to increase his exposure to music. Initially, into country and western megastars Clay Aiken and Joaquin Phoenix, he discovered the sublime sounds of Grindcore Metal on Red River. This music resonated with him and he soon had a life-sized tattoo of Grandma on his thrashing forearm. Other concert-goers in the crowd appreciate such a loving fist-pump. He has some other sweet tattoos and two cats. Family is a big source of inspiration in his life. Josh holds down the fort in our Service Department and is a Certified Master Technician, able to assist his teammates with all vehicle services.
Hire Date 7/21/2021 – Jim in from Cypress, Texas. Outside of work, he’s big into being outdoors for activities like cycling and camping. His most fond travel memories come from a Hawaiian cruise he ventured.
Hire Date 4/5/2017 – Jeff has been in the car business since 2003. He has three wonderful kids, Jack, Gillian, and Reid, who he likes hanging out with. Hunting, fishing, and golfing are his other favorite pastimes. He enjoys all things sports and is a Cowboy season ticket holder.
Hire Date 8/17/2016 – Rhonda previously spent 27 years at Southwest Airlines, where she was the #1 customer service agent in the company, and 13 years in real estate, before she decided to try working in the car business at Austin INFINITI. She has a 16 year old cat named Velvet, and her hobbies are golfing and gardening. She took up golfing 5 years ago to spend more time with her son, who works at a golf course, and she loves it.
Hire Date 6/20/2014 – Benjamin is a native Austinite and very proud of it. He is a really easy going and relaxed person and when enjoying his leisure time loves to spend it with his wife, especially going to a really good movie. His favorite car is the Nissan Skyline GTR which influenced him to study mechanics so he would be qualified to work on them. He heard of the impeccable reputation of the Austin INFINITI service group and had a true desire to maintain Luxury cars and it has been an excellent relationship. Benjamin is very proud of his work ethic and excited to advance in his career at Austin INFINITI.
Hire Date 5/15/2004 – The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Timothy’s favorite book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Alan Singer
Hire Date 10/5/2015 – Ryan was born in San Marcos and raised in Austin. He went to technical school in Houston for Automotive Technology, and when he was done, found his way back to Austin! In his spare time, he likes to listen to music and watch TV and movies.
Hire Date 1/2/2018 – Jon moved to the Austin area from Cameron, TX. He also spent some time in San Diego before relocating back to Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys BBQ, building DIY projects, and Texas A&M football.
Hire Date 9/15/2020 – Anthony is from Los Angeles, California. He’s been in the automotive industry for over ten years and he can’t get enough racing events. Anthony enjoys a good bowl of ramen, hanging out with his French bulldog, Cosmo, playing video games on his Xbox, and watching movies – especially Interstellar. His favorite vacation ever was the time he spent in Japan and he’d like to travel out to Egypt next.
Hire Date 5/25/2020 – Stacy is from Duluth, MN, and lived all over the world including Australia, Hawaii, and Montana before arriving in Austin in July 2019. She has a degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Minnesota and is eager to start her career in Finance with Austin Subaru. Outside of work, Stacy is getting certified to teach Pilates and spends most of her free time doing yoga, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and planning her future road trips. Stacy loves the welcoming and active people in Austin and she is always down to grab a green smoothie or some sushi. Having lived in Hawaii, Stacy is very proud to have tackled a week-long hike on the Kalalau Trail in Kauai–it was one of the most challenging and most breath-taking trails that she’s accomplished to date. Next on her list? Bora Bora, for more clear blue waters and life by the ocean.
Hire Date 7/5/2017 – Jeff has lived in Austin for his entire life, aside from that one time when he was born in Arizona. He likes board games, card games, and video games. He’s a soccer fan and a Liverpool F.C. supporter. So far, he’s been to Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, and one day, he’d like to visit Europe.
Jeff’s Favorite Book: Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Joy is from Boulder, Colorado. She worked for CAG previously, and she can easily say that she missed the automotive industry and is happy to be home. When she’s not working, Joy likes going hiking, biking, walking, gardening, and having water balloon fights with her boys. She’s a fan of music and highly recommends catching a show at Red Rocks in Golden Colorado if you have the chance. She loved taking her boys skiing in Colorado when they were young, and now, Joy’s got her eye on trips to two very different locations: Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Joy has quite the zoo! She has 2 dogs, Juliet & Sage, a cat named Bo, a 25-year-old African Gray parrot named Buddy, and coming soon… fish for her garden pond! FUN FACT: Joy once built a 6’x12′ playscape for her boys and a wedding cake in the same week!
Hire Date 1/24/2022 – Sirfoss is originally from Hawaii, but moved to Colorado in 2014. After spending a fair amount of time living there, he decided to make his move to Austin, Texas at the end of 2021! Although he is pretty new to the automotive industry, Sirfoss is very interested in it and hopes to get more involved. He enjoys working out, and his favorite thing about Austin would have to be the beautiful exploration sites and the food scene. When asked what his favorite food is, Sirfoss was torn between sushi and Thai cuisine! One day, he would love to visit Japan because it is home to his favorite flower, the Cherry Blossom! While he’s there, he would love to explore the beautiful scenery and learn more about the culture… he says their tattoos have an interesting history! FUN FACT: Sirfoss’ favorite sports team is whichever Kevin Durant is playing on!
Hire Date 5/16/2000 – Noelia is a Virgo, so she doesn’t lie and she doesn’t embellish. A consummate accountant, she is from Robstown, Texas, graduated from Texas State, and has lived in Austin for nine years. She works out regularly and describes her style as straightforward. She takes the TV show Ghost Whisperer quite seriously and is overcoming an unfounded fear of non-physical spirits.
Master Certified Technician Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2020
Master Certified Technician Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2020
Hire Date 2/5/2007 – Your man, Tranny, was born in Vietnam and graduated from Connelly High School in Austin. He went to the University of Texas on a scholarship to study engineering and computer science, but dropped out when the material was not meeting his standards of intellectual stimulation. He still studies automotive design and thinks in his sleep about future cars. His favorite website is craigslist.org. Formerly considered an outside shot at this year’s INFINITI Push Off, Tran is coming on strong as a legitimate contender. Odds-makers point to his compact wingspan, high cadence, and mental strength as indicators of good form and safe betting.
Hire Date 4/2/2015 – Emily was born and raised in Austin only briefly living in Waco while attending Baylor University. She loves animals of all species owning multiple cats, a Lab named Tippy, a Uromastyx named Remus and a 75 gallon fish tank. In her free time, Emily loves to curl up with a good book, play video games and spending time with her family.
Hire Date 9/6/2005 – Asked if he could overcome his uncle Carlos in a pushup contest, Orlando replied ‘I already did.’ He was born in Leon, Nicaragua, and graduated from Aikens High School in 2005. His car is an M45. Orlando keeps a bench press in his office and can be seen lifting upwards of 350 pounds.
Hire Date 8/18/1997 – Virak comes to Austin from Cambodia by way of Connecticut. An Austintacious dude since 1996, he lives happily with a wife and two children. He loves fixing cars and playing in suped-up cars.
Hire Date 5/14/2019 – Francisco was born and raised in Victoria, TX, and just moved to Austin in May 2019. So far, he really likes Black’s BBQ out in Lockhart and spending his free time at Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, or Barton Springs. Francisco likes dogs and misses his Lab, Marley, while she is back home in Victoria. Someday, Francisco plans to go skydiving and cross that activity off his bucket list. He also plans to visit Europe, starting with Switzerland, Norway, or Sweden; all for the scenery.
Hire Date 09/01/2022 – Jack is from Bedford, Texas, a small town located just outside of Dallas. He loves Austin for its beautiful greenery and the fact that there are many natural elements incorporated into the cityscape. In his free time, Jack enjoys playing guitar, reading, and terrorizing his cat (playfully, of course!). His favorite movie is Inception, and if Jack could invite one person to dinner, he would choose his grandpa. FUN FACT: Jack roots for Liverpool F.C.
Jack’s favorite book – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Renee moved to Round Rock from El Paso in 2010, and her favorite part about living in the area is all the friendly people. She has one dog–a husky named Nanook–and one cat–Shania. Reading, drawing, and listening to music are her favorite things to do in her free time, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.
Renee’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo “This book changed my life! While reading this book I was able to gain a new perspective on tackling my dreams and goals. I have always made some excuse to put off on getting my goals/dreams done, but after reading this book I learned that everything is figureoutable.”
Hire Date 4/23/2019 – Luis is from Austin, Texas–a true unicorn. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2014 and had previously been in multiple roles from sales and internet sales to finance manager and director. In his free time, Luis enjoys traveling with his wife to as many parts of the world and trying new street food. Luis loves to go scuba diving and can often be found out in the sun, especially at the trails, lakes, and rivers. He also likes to host events and cook for his friends and family. Luis and his wife have a wonderful 11-year-old Australian Kelpie named Tech, who loves to swim and play fetch, but is a bit of a baby when it comes to the cold weather.
Luis’ favorite book: Shoe Dog by Grant Cardone “Incorporates all of my favorite topics: family, running, traveling, under dog, perseverance, and belief in one self.”
Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Ben grew up wake surfing and snowboarding in Reno, NV, and headed to Austin in April 2017 for more job opportunities and a better economy. He’s always been a car guy and is fond of all kinds of racing, the F1 and performance car world, and keeping up with cars in general. Ben’s also quite the adrenaline junkie and one day, he’d like to give wingsuit base jumping a shot. Apart from his work with CAG, Ben is also a videographer–and a foodie–and his youtube channel (@sirbenv) combines both of those facts! He draws a lot of inspiration from Bach, Bobby Flay, Bowie, and Warhol.
Ben’s Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson “When I was a teenager, my Dad encouraged me to read the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” He told me that we both share the same stubbornness at times and that if I decide to pursue a successful career in business I would need to be able to adapt to constant change. Up until that point I was an avid reader but most of my reading came from sci-fi and fantasy books. This was my first self development book, and I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it was and how much I was able to take a away from it. WMMC really taught me a lot about myself and gave me a new perspective on how to navigate the world. I later went on to read another one of Spencer’s books that he co-authored called “The One Minute Manager”. To this day, that is my favorite book pertaining to leadership. It is simple, clear and effective.”
Hire Date 12/1/2020 – Grace is from Bastrop, Texas. With an interest in learning and growing in the HR field, Grace was eager to join the team here at Continental Automotive Group. She’s excited at the learning aspects in her position that will help her tenfold in life! When she’s not working, Grace enjoys shopping, listening to live music, trying great Mexican restaurants, finding things to do in Austin and discovering new adventures. Grace went on an amazing cruise vacation to Cozumel, Mexico & Progresso, Mexico and can’t wait for her next one! She’s hoping to go to either Alaska or the Bahamas on her next cruise vacay. Grace is a Texas sports fan who cheers for the UT Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Grace has a sweet furbaby named Lacey, an aussie/lab mix.
Hire Date 4/27/2021 – Catalina is from Copperas Cove, Texas. With previous work experience in a titling role for an insurance company, she felt like getting into the title side of things within the automotive industry would be a good move for her. When she’s not working, Catalina enjoys watching movies, eating seafood, listening to The Weeknd, and rooting for the Chiefs! Her husband is her hero as he truly works harder than anyone she knows, though she’d gladly invite Keith Urban to dinner if she could choose anyone. One of her best vacations was spent in Florida, and one day she’d like to go to Hawaii.
Hire Date 6/28/2021 – Morgan is from Michigan. Here in the Austin area, Morgan enjoys spending time with her dog Oliver, and two cats, named Merlin and Firefox. One day, she’d like to make a trip to the Netherlands to visit her friends who live there.
Hire Date 5/30/2016 – Dana was born in Portland, Maine. He came to Austin to earn a Business degree at University of Texas and never left! He loves the people, the weather, and the business climate. In his spare time, he likes to keep up with news and current events. He also enjoys going on cross-country road trips. He, his family, and his cat Max currently live in Cedar Park. He has been in the automotive business since 2008, and has owned several INFINITI vehicles, so he’s familiar with them and will ensure that you get the vehicle that fits your needs. His whole career has been all about taking care of customers, and he is excited to be working with Austin INFINITI.
Hire Date 9/22/2016 – Katie is from Austin. Her favorite part about living in our beautiful city is the live music scene. In her spare time, she likes to read, and her favorite genre is fantasy. She has a dog named Dante and a cat named Ava.